Notice of Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity for Research Enabling Technologies for Flexible CHP Systems Communication Materials

January 26, 2018

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Notice of Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity for Research Enabling Technologies for Flexible CHP Systems

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0001749
Funding Amount: $20,000,000 – subject to appropriations

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Flexible Combined Heat and Power for Grid Reliability and Resiliency”. CHP is a suite of predominately gas-fired distributed generation technologies that produce both electricity and thermal energy onsite, thereby providing the user with more efficient and lower cost electricity while at the same time increasing site reliability and energy security. CHP can also reduce line losses and strain on grid infrastructure.

Within AMO, CHP is the focus of both research and development (R&D) and Technology Partnership activities. The R&D activities are focused on researching new CHP technologies that will enable development of advanced CHP systems that support U.S. economic competitive advantage, promote economic development, instill resiliency in businesses and communities and create and maintain local energy-related jobs. It is anticipated that the FOA may include two areas of interest to research enabling technologies for CHP systems that are specifically designed to provide cost-effective support to the electric grid.

EERE envisions awarding multiple financial assistance awards in the form of cooperative agreements. EERE plans to issue the FOA in February 2018 via the EERE Exchange website.

View the official notice of intent here.

This notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.